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Hello there,
I would like to know if its possible to get an wifi electric outlet..
im not sure if this is the actual name or not but for example if I am not home
I would like to connect to my home and turn on the electric outlet and the night lamp would turn on.. does this exists?
something like this http://bit.ly/P8bSvp that would allow me to turn on and off each outlet..
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yeah something like the amazon link to be able to turn on one lamp at night or the radio etc..
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Yes... what you want to search for is "Home Automation".

There are a lot of solutions out there for this sort of thing.

For lighting... you have options to have a simple timer, with no PC control.... options that allow you to control it with a PC on your home network... or even control it from your apple IOS devices.

Below are links to several companies that offer this service.

http://www.x10.com/automation/homeautomation.htm

http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/

http://www.homeauto.com/Products/products_main.asp

http://www.vivint.com/

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Thats the only wireless PDU that I can seem to find. You may be able to cable in a regular PDU, but the price on that one and the mobile features make it very attractive.

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djcanter thanks for the info.. thats exactly what I am looking for at least 6 outlets is what I need..

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